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How does the state treat income in the case of a married Medicaid applicant?  Well, it depends on which Medicaid program we are talking about.  In the case of New Jersey's 2 nursing home programs, Medicaid Only and Medically Needy, the applicant’s income is counted for purposes of eligibility but

To qualify for institutional - nursing home - Medicaid in New Jersey under its Medicaid Only program, one must have income below what is known as the income cap.  This number is indexed for inflation and for 2012 is $2094 per month. It is important to note that income refers